Susan joined the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce upon moving here from Chicago, IL with her fiancé in 2008 and quickly became an active member.
Susan has used her skills as a Bilingual Elementary Teacher to actively network and bring people together in this community. As an Entrepreneur, she started her own business, Glitz, That’s It! For fashion accessories and Image Consulting for Men, Women and Teens.
She now focuses on Holistic Health and Wellness with Young Living, teaching weekly classes and doing events at Health Fairs and Expos and meeting with people individually to help meet their needs. She loves, and, is passionate about, helping people learn about alternative, natural solutions for the entire family including children and even pets.
One of the most important forms of communication involves Listening. Whether we are listening to a family member or someone in our professional circle depends on how we interrupt their body language and facial expressions. There are several different types of listening including Discriminative which is the most basic form of communication. One discriminates between different sounds and inflections in the language used beginning at birth.
Comprehensive listening is the next step in order to understand what is being said and the grammar and syntax applied. Some specific words become important for content listening and informative listening to become full listening and therefore comprehension.
Critical listening is listening to evaluate and judge and to form an opinion on what is being said. This form of listening involves significant cognitive effort as one analyzes what is being said in relation to personal knowledge and rules within oneself while continuing to listen to the topic of conversation.
Biased listening occurs when one hears only what one wants to hear and misinterprets what one is saying based on stereotypes and biased beliefs.
Empathetic listening goes beyond Sympathetic listening of paying close attention to one’s sorrow or happiness. Empathetic listening involves seeking a true understanding of how one feels to disclose sensitively one’s inner self.
Dialogic listening comes from Greek for “through words” meaning learning through conversation and exchanging ideas and information in an effort to learn more about another.
Let us put into action truly listening to others to ultimately learn new concepts and put the best ideas into making this a better world in which we live.
The owner of Celestial Massage and Wellness Center in Venice, Dorothy Zech, received a warm welcome by the members of the Business and Professional Women of Englewood and Venice (BPWEV) as she was inducted into the organization by Esther Bird at the monthly meeting held on August 21, 18.
BPWEV meets every third Tuesday of each month at the West Coast Seafood Restaurant in Venice. For information: www.bpwev.org
The mission of BPWEV its: to achieve equity for all women through Advocacy, Education and Information.
BPWEV is a 501(c)(3) Tax Deductible Non-profit Corporation, Florida Solicitation License #CH30762. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. Division of Consumer Services may be reached at 1-800-HELP-FLA or www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com.